If you come from an EU/EAA country or from Switzerland, you should bring a European Health Insurance Card with you. The card ensures that you will get health care services with the same prices as Finnish citizens. All exchange students must have their own free-time insurance which covers accidents and illnesses outside school time.
If you come from a non-EU/EEA country you need to have a sufficient health insurance coverage. Further information at the Finnish Immigration Service.
Public Health Care Services
GENERAL EMERGENCY NUMBER 112
On-call duty and Emergency Services (no appointments)
First aid and on-call health care is meant for patients who need immediate assessment or treatment, which cannot be postponed without endangering a patient’s safety. Examples of such cases are accidents and acute illnesses.
• The Health Centre of Seinäjoki (=terveyskeskus) Mon-Sun 8-22 Koskenalantie 18, 1st floor (Y-building, next to central hospital), tel. +358 6 425 5311
• The Health Centre of Ilmajoki (=terveyskeskus) Mon-Sun 8.00-22.00 (every second weekend in Kurikka), tel. +358 6 4191 501, Pappilantie 2
• At night (22.00 – 08.00) the emergency at the Central Hospital(=keskussairaala)
in Seinäjoki. Address: Koskenalantie 18, phone +358 6 415 4555
SOS Center-Unit for Foreigners: Phone +358 9 4135 0501 Mon-Fri 8.00-15.00 (phone service only)
Public Health Nurses in Schools
Seinäjoki UAS offers Health and Welfare Services for its students in the address Keskuskatu 32i. There you can find two public health nurses', doctor's, psygologist's and dental care services.
Students in Seinäjoki:
Public Health Nurse Ms Maria Rinta-Jaskari, Keskuskatu 32i, tel. +358 6 425 5585 or +358 44 425 5125
Public Health Nurse Ms Virpi Välimäki, Keskuskatu 32i, tel. +358 6 425 5586 or +358 44 425 5707
Reception Mon-Fri at 8.30-10.00 without an appointment, other times you need to make an appointment.
Doctor´s appointment needs to be made via public health nurses.
Students in Ilmajoki:
Public health nurse Ms Riitta Koivulahti, tel. +358 44 790 2291, e-mail. firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com.
Reception on Tuesdays at 8.15-10.00, appointments on Tuesday afternoons and on Wednesdays.
Doctor’s appointment needs to be made via public health nurses.